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27 Jun Breast pumping tips

Breast pumping will help you share the feeding duties to allow more time to sleep or ensure a smooth transition back to work.

Here are some tips for pumping successfully:

  • Buy the best pump you can afford. This will make it easier to breastfeed for longer.
  • No matter how buy your day gets, don’t let yourself become engorged. This puts you at a high risk of mastitis.
  • Try to pump early in the morning when your breasts are full after the morning feeds.
  • Keep photos of your baby in your pumping bag to help stimulate milk production or watch a video of your baby on your phone.
  • If you express more milk than your baby immediately needs, you can freeze it. Date and double-bag the milk before freezing.